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FOX News
Aug 1, 2009 4:00am EDT
possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute ---www.ncicap.org--- bret: next on "special report" big numbers from one of the government's most popular economic incentives, the cash for clunkers program. the president says he is optimistic about economic recovery after the latest numbers are stronger than anticipated. the healthcare reform numbers still don't add up for many on capitol hill, as vacation beckons, and after a number of legal efforts, we finally get to see the air force i flyover that panicked manhattan. all that, plus the all-star panel and the friday lightning round, right here, right now. welcome to washington. i'm bret baier. after a lot of lonely weekends, car dealers around the country are bracing for impact tonight. a government program designed to spark sales and get gas guzzlers off the road is getting a high octane reception from the public. now, white house correspondent wendell goler reports the president is looking for more fuel for this program, despite critics who say this is bad for the country's economic engine. >> who would
FOX News
Aug 31, 2009 1:00pm EDT
deal with the president of israel. in their exclusive interview, shimon peres said down with bret baier, saying it is time. the interview comes on a hill -- comes on the heels of a poll of israelis who believe that president obama does not have their best at heart. the poll shows only 4% of jewish israelis consider the president pro-israel. bret baier is in jerusalem. tell us what the president is saying about a possible settlement negotiation? -- negotiation. >> i asked him about the pole and he said that he never really respected them. there are like perfume, they are nice to small but dangerous to swallow. ask for a possible breakthrough, i got the sense that israelis are possibly preparing to make some agreement on the settlement issue. president peres told us about the meeting that could happen this fall. >> perhaps by september. president obama could chair it. there is a chance that we could be open to negotiations. frankly, i think it is the best choice. there is no escape. >> as we walked through the presidential guard and, he talked about iran, the threat from iran. he said he
FOX News
Aug 25, 2009 7:00pm EDT
be all by myself bret: i thought it was funny. thank you for inviting us into your home. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- shepard: qaddafi welcome home the bomber from lockerbie and now he is coming to america. i am shepard smith, the news starts right now. qaddafi has never set foot on american soil. now he wants to pitch a tent in new jersey. >> we are angry that he thinks is going to come to my neighborhood. >> he should not be in my city. shepard: this comes days after he welcomed home a terrorist with open arms. >> i was angry. shepard: now fresh outrage. first, the democrats are kicking off a p.r. blitz to turn around things in the health-care battle. they are planning to hold 1000 public events over the next two weeks. in fact, there is a town hall going on right now in virginia and with howard dean. the dnc is trying to reverse current opposition to the health-care overhaul. you heard more of this when john mccain had his first town hall. one woman got cheers for saying that republica
FOX News
Aug 24, 2009 1:00pm EDT
medicare benefits. rnc chairman michael steele outlining the principles in an op ed. with me now is bret baier. nice to have you. there are taking advantage of this opportunity now that the president is on vacation. now the gop is getting in there jab of the day. -- their jab of the day. >> that is right. the rnc and michael steele really sees an opportunity here. there is a lot of concern here. looking at the polls in recent weeks on health care reform, and seniors and independent voters, even those who voted for president obama, are having increasing concerns about a number of things. not just the death panel talk. basically, that is funding for end of life discussions. michael steele writes -- other thing they are talking about our cuts in medicare, one proposed at $500 million. medicare is government-run, but it is also a program that is running out of money. experts believe that it will need an infusion of $2 billion just to stay insolvent. under the current plan there will be $500 billion cut from funding. this bill of rights is to tap into some of those concerns. trace: you have t
FOX News
Aug 31, 2009 11:00am EDT
people who trust liberty medical. jon: now to the middle east and a fox news exclusive. bret baier gets a to or from israeli president trone perez in any to loss of interview. bret baier is in jerusalem now with the highlights. the question everyone is asking it is, is there any kind of a breakthrough on peace negotiations? >> i think they are close. the israeli president told us the plan now is for benjamin netanyahu to meet with palestinian president mahmoud abbas at the united nations. president obama is expected to chair that meeting. according to the president, the plan is not to have an announcement that peace negotiations are moving forward, at least if things continue the way they are. in order for that to happen, the israelis may have to agree to a freeze of settlements outside of the borders of israel. that is a tough thing for the government, but it sounds like from the interview that there are close to doing that. jon: you visited the border with the president. what did he have to say? >> it was interesting. we were just a few hundred yards away from the border. days before
FOX News
Aug 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
track recording. he had a string of hits, many with wife mary ford. now bret baier previews what is on "special report." new polls show democrats have an uphill battle to pass healthcare reform legislation, and sarah palin responds directly to president obama. join me at the top of the hour. now back to glenn. glenn: hello, america. time for bringing you the stories where americans, and the media and government are not using their heads. have you noticed how the media and the d.n.c. are describing those hate mongers that are attending healthcare town halls? i have seen the d.n.c. ad. have you? >> now desperate republicans and their well-funded allies are organizing angry mobs, just like they did during the election. their goal is to destroy president obama. glenn: that's the goal. they are right. as the philadelphia enquirer wrote about senator arlen specter's town hall this week, quote, anger on healthcare boils over at specter events. they booed and taunted senator arlen specter calling him a tyrant as anger at the democratics' proposed overhaul of healthcare system boiled over
FOX News
Aug 25, 2009 11:00am EDT
questioners. we will watch john mccain and then talked to bret and bill about what is going on. trace: hot temperatures in arizona. a sentence this model to be caned. now, the judge made a critical decision. that is coming up. jane: we're learning more from cia documents about terror plot that have been foiled. that intensified this battle over how effective the cia interrogations program has been. brian has been looking at the documents. any surprises? >> the most important thing is the assessment of the unnamed person who wrote one document in 2003. his assessment was that the interrogations program had been an absolute success. the bottom line is that these documents will be scrutinized. there will be plenty of debate over whether the techniques were too harsh or whether interrogators went too far, and it is important to note that some information they got in those interrogations' broke up a big plot against the u.s. against allies. most of this has been reported over the past several years, but buried in the just-released documents are new details. there were al qaeda plans for 9/11-ty
FOX News
Aug 26, 2009 1:00pm EDT
pursue their dream in an america that is more equal and more just, including myself. martha: bret bair, this news, although everybody knew it was likely to be coming, it sinks in in many parts of the country, and is felt so strongly in washington. he and his family made civil rights the hallmarks of what he did. how is his loss felt where you are? >> there is outpouring of response from both sides of the ideal. when you look at his 36-year career, it's banned overtime presidencies. he authored or coauthored 2500 pieces of legislation. they were big pieces of legislation. as you mentioned, the civil rights legislation, title 9, cobra. some people say that you can measure a man by what his adversaries say about him. there are a lot of republicans who ideologically were diametrically opposed to senator ted kennedy who are coming out in droves today praising his career on the senate. we learned that former president george w. bush called mrs. vicky kennedy this morning and passed on their condolences. senator ted kennedy worked with president bush on a child left behind. most people you ta
FOX News
Aug 27, 2009 11:00am EDT
. bret, carl cameron was covering it a little bit earlier. what is latest on massachusetts politics? >> carl listed a number of people who could fill that seat, and one of them is vicki kennedy, and said to friends and family that she is not interested. but you do not know after this is over whether stepping into that role is a possibility. others -- the list is fairly long of possibilities there but the big question for massachusetts is rather whether they will change along. it was originally at the request of senator kennedy that the governor not a point in replacement and that the election happened within 145 at 160 days. that was meant to prevent mitt romney from 20 republican -- appointing a republican. weeks ago, senator kennedy's family sent a letter to the legislature there to see if they could change it back for this appointment. we will see what happens. my guess is that they make a change and have the governor appoint a replacement, and there are lots of possibilities, a long list. i do want to mention about the funeral mass, we have confirmation now from church officials
CNN
Aug 27, 2009 6:00am EDT
. that's what happened to hundreds of veterans; including bret casey. he joins us now. set the scene for us here. how did this letter come to your attention? >> thanks, john. i got a phone call from my mother last wednesday afternoon. and she -- she said she needed to read a letter to me. and she and my father had already read the letter. she stated the letter is from the veterans affairs and states that you've been diagnosed with lou gehrig's disease. >> put up the text of that letter. quote, according to records of the department of veterans affairs, you have a diagnosis. it's a disease that ice invariably fatal. it robs you of your life. you become bound in a wheelchair, you can't swallow, you die a long and lingering death. what was your reaction when your parents read you that letter? >> i was horrified to say the least. i was actually driving when my mother read the letter to me. so i immediately pulled off the road and several minutes before i could pull myself back together. i asked her to read the letter to me a second time and a third. just horrified. >> did you go through
CSPAN
Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
>> our guestse martin anderson, or bret baier, and on kessler, and we will be taking your phone calls and tweetts. >> sonia sotomayor attended a white house reception this week with president obama. we will show and as part of c- span's america and the courts. saturday, 7:00 eastern. >> the contributing editor to "news whip" profiling people who have overcome significant obstacles in their life. >> this fall, enter the home of america's court from grand public places to place is only accessible to the justices. the supreme court, coming the first sunday in october. host: we continue with our look at some of the nation's leading mayors. joining us from new york city is the mayor of newark, new jersey. thank you for being with us. guest: thanks for having me on. host: a centerpiece for your campaign was public safety. how are we doing? guest: we have made a lot of progress. we are down 40% in shootings. down 1/3 in murders. the largest decrease in the nation in both indices over the last three years, but any new yorker would tell you that we have a lot of work to do. we will continue to
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2009 12:00am EDT
] very intelligent person but it appears to me sometimes you cater to bret him and they seem to be two of the most intolerant -- that comes on as new analysis. would you answer that question and then i have another. do you cater to those people? >> guest: i think they're smart people and they are my colleagues at fox news, so often at fox news which is more conservative that is the niche that fox news occupies i find myself having to react to them and engage and debate them so when they have a good point i acknowledge it but i think i am there to bring up different points of view and make sure that the discussion has variety and from my point of view reality because i think oftentimes they can go off to the right side of the political spectrum. >> caller: [inaudible] >> guest: i'm sorry? >> caller: you call them conservative by donner call them in tolerant. in reference to jerry thomas, the first president bush i don't think he intended to have another black man on the court. i think what he did, he gave, it wasn't -- clarence thomas at the time because he thought he wasn't going to ge
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